Umpqua National Forest Weekend Guide

The Umpqua National Forest is on the western side of the Cascade Mountains and one of our favorite places in Oregon. This part of the Oregon Cascade Mountains is known as “Oregon’s Emerald-Jewel Gateway” to Crater Lake National Park. You can visit throughout the year but driving to some of the spots will be harder during … More Umpqua National Forest Weekend Guide

30 Gift Ideas for Backpackers: A Complete Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve compiled a list of 30 fun and practical gifts for the backpacker on your list. Each item on the list Paul or I personally own and love or have read lots of reviews of and have added to our own wish lists. This post contains affiliate links that earn us a small commission should … More 30 Gift Ideas for Backpackers: A Complete Holiday Gift Guide

Get $10 Hipcamp Cash

We’ve being using Hipcamp this summer to find RV spots and it has been awesome. All the spots we’ve stayed have been so much cheaper than any traditional RV campground we’ve found. The camping spots can be on private property, are usually more secluded and always waaayyy cheaper! You can search by location, amenities or … More Get $10 Hipcamp Cash

Homemade Yogurt

Why make homemade yogurt? Because it saves so so so much plastic! There are no preservatives and it’s cheap too. We have been trying to use (a little) less plastic these days and saving plastic on grocery items can be hard. Yogurt is a no brainer though, especially individually packaged yogurt containers, are a huge … More Homemade Yogurt

10 Ways to Start Zero Waste With Items You Already Have — Zero Waste Nerd

I get asked a lot for a list of items to buy to start a zero waste lifestyle. That question always seems to make me feel bad as zero waste isn’t about purging everything you currently own to go broke buying new, expensive, sustainable products. One of the big components to reducing waste is to […] … More 10 Ways to Start Zero Waste With Items You Already Have — Zero Waste Nerd

Travel Is Healing

Guest post by: Henry Moore of FitWellTraveler Henry is the co-creator of FitWellTraveler. The site blends two of his favorite subjects (travel and health) to provide readers with information about how to get the most out of both. He believes travel can change you, and good health preserves you. He combines both in his work on FitWellTraveler. … More Travel Is Healing

20 Things You Can Do To Become A More Sustainable Traveler

Improve the positive impact of your travels with these 20 easy tips! 1. Don’t buy ivory souvenirs. 2. Turn off the water while shaving or shampooing. 3. Seek out unique destinations. 4. Eat less meat and more vegetables. 5. Ride rented bikes. 6. Choose a “green hotel” or eco lodge that uses alternative energy sources, … More 20 Things You Can Do To Become A More Sustainable Traveler